Over the past several weeks, we’ve given you some guided ideas for holiday shopping. But surely you can’t be done yet—we’re just getting started stuffing stockings and wrapping boxes! We thought we’d give you some more ideas, inspired by local retailers and producers. Everybody loves receiving locally made gifts, and your business helps the community you live in. So what are your options?
Stop by Okie Dokie Mercantile & Co. to see their selection of specialty gifts; their premade gift baskets are considerate of last-minute shoppers, with a fun selection of sauces and pickles. You can also find mixes from Shawnee Mills.
Not to be stopped at kitchen supplies, Okie Dokie carries a selection of art, jewelry and more.
For some truly unique gifts made by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the gift shop at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center carries goods made by locals, as well as tribe members from abroad. Take a look at their selection of vibrant, beaded hair accessories and jewelry.
You can also shop for dreamcatchers, small containers made from porcupine quills and sweetgrass, walking sticks and art, all created to be uniquely beautiful.
What about the sort of stuff you could find at the farmer’s market? Crow’s Market on Main carries a wide variety of local goods, especially for the kitchen. Check out the variety of local honeys, peanut butter, jams, jellies and more.
You will also find an accommodating selection of coffees and teas, spices and candies, and much more at Crow’s. Do some looking, and you’ll find some truly exotic things on their shelves!
The search for the perfect gift is never over, but hopefully this gives you a great place to start. And of course, there are many other places to shop here in Shawnee—head on over to the shopping section of our website to begin discovering more.